ICYMI: Drupal GovCon 2020

Drupal GovCon is an annual event that "brings together people from all over the country who use, develop, design, and support the Drupal platform with a focus in government." This year the event (Sept. 23-25) was held virtually through Zoom presentations and YouTube Live. Despite the virtual setting, MetroStar had three employees present their

By | 2020-09-29T18:44:13+00:00 September 29th, 2020|Categories: Events, UX/UI|Tags: |

Making an Impact: How A Drupal Developer Helps American’s Access Information

MetroStar is exploring the positive impact our people are having on the world around them. In this series, you will learn about the different roles, projects, and positive changes MetroStar’s team is helping to create. Mayan hieroglyphs, ancient burial sites, and Drupal software all have one thing in common—MetroStar's Senior Software Engineer and Drupal

By | 2020-09-23T15:43:49+00:00 September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Culture, Digital|Tags: |

Making an Impact: How a Project Manager Helps Share the Big Picture

MetroStar is exploring the positive impact our people are having on the world around them. In this series, you will learn about the different roles, projects, and positive changes MetroStar's team is helping to create. Being a Project Manager Asha, a Project Manager at MetroStar, advocates for her team both internally and externally. Within

By | 2020-09-10T16:42:06+00:00 September 10th, 2020|Categories: Career Growth, Culture|Tags: |

From the Marines to Software Developer: Johnny’s Military Transition Story

MetroStar Systems is featuring three veterans who have transitioned from the military to the civilian workforce. This mini-series will reflect their personal journey and their role with MetroStar. Our Senior Software Developer, Johnny, is our third feature. In 2003, Johnny enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and worked for four years as a

By | 2020-09-21T21:46:47+00:00 September 1st, 2020|Categories: Career Growth, Culture|Tags: |

Making an Impact: How a UX Architect Helps Modernize Government Websites

MetroStar is exploring the positive impact our people are having on the world around them. In this series, you will learn about the different roles, projects, and positive changes MetroStar’s team is helping to create. A UX Architect Katherine is a UX Architect working on a program to improve the online interface that processes

By | 2020-09-09T17:56:25+00:00 August 27th, 2020|Categories: Career Growth, Culture|Tags: |

From Morse Systems to Technical Writer: Donna’s Military Transition Story

MetroStar Systems is featuring three veterans who have transitioned from the military to the civilian workforce. This mini-series will reflect their personal journey and their role with MetroStar. Our Technical Writer, Donna, is our second feature. -- -.-- / -. .- -- . / .. ... / -.. --- -. -. .- .-.-.-  That’s

By | 2020-09-01T13:49:03+00:00 August 25th, 2020|Categories: Career Growth, Culture|Tags: , |

How to Land and Ace a Virtual Interview

You have found yourself looking for a job during a global pandemic and, subsequently, a job recession. That feeling can be overwhelming even without the added anxiety of COVID-19 looming over your head. Thankfully, some organizations are starting to see the positive sides of remote-work and conducting fully virtual interviews. Before this year, you

By | 2020-08-20T14:56:33+00:00 August 20th, 2020|Categories: Career Growth|Tags: , |

From Soldier to Front-End Developer: Joe’s Military Transition Story

MetroStar Systems is featuring three veterans who have transitioned from the military to the civilian workforce. This mini-series will reflect their personal journey and their role with MetroStar. Our Front-End Developer, Joe, is our first feature. Rooted in a Legacy of Service Joe, a Florida native, has been living in Northern

By | 2020-09-01T12:52:17+00:00 August 18th, 2020|Categories: Career Growth, Culture|Tags: |

What to Expect in a Virtual Internship

Pre-Pandemic Mindset Flashback to March 2020: The end of Spring semester is approaching, and Summer is just around the corner. Naturally, it’s time to start looking for internships, unless you already started your search in the Winter…like you’re supposed to. But wait. There’s a pandemic happening, internships are being delayed or worse—CANCELLED, classes have

By | 2020-08-11T21:03:49+00:00 August 11th, 2020|Categories: Career Growth, Culture|Tags: , |

How Moments of Crisis Bring Teams Together

On Thursday, March 12, 2020, we executed our Continuity of Operations (COOP) for the first time. Fast forward eight weeks, 90% of our people are working virtually and 10% of our people continue supporting our clients and their missions on the frontlines. Like many leaders trying to determine how to navigate COVID-19, I was

By | 2020-09-17T13:41:03+00:00 June 4th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Leadership|Tags: |